I switched to the MAC a year ago from the PC world, and never looked back since. I am now the proud owner of a wonderful 17" MacBook Pro. It is fast, it is pretty, and it is the most versatile machine on the planet. It integrates seamlessly with all my other Unix machines using SSH, X and NFS. It plays with the Windows work machines using MSFT Remote Desktop and Samba. It runs MSFT Office, integrate to the work Exchange server with Entourage. It even runs Windows when I need with Parallels Workstation (and soon VMWare). It is also an extraordinarily able multimedia machine, with iTune, iMovie and iDVD. Windows (Vista included) and all the other Unix flavors don't even come close in usability. At last, I have seen the light, and found the ultimate platform .